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PROGRAM ON HOW TO RESEARCH FAMILY THROUGH ELLIS ISLAND

Randy Couri, president of the Peoria Genealogical Society, will present a program on the history of immigration through Castle Gardens and Ellis Island. He will offer information on how to find and understand manifests and how to organize indexes of the manifests. He will also give details on immigrant ships and their histories. The program will be held on Monday, July 13th at 7 p.m. in the second floor conference room at KSB Hospital. Refreshments will be served and there is no fee to attend. The room is handicapped accessible and there will be staff in the lobby to direct you. For further information, please call Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society at 815/284-1134 or stop by the library at 113 S. Hennepin Avenue in Dixon. Please join us.

NEWS RELEASE: For Release First Week of September

“Early Auto Travel Through Dixon in 1903. 1908 and 1916”
Duane Paulsen, noted local historian, will present a program on Monday, September 14, 2015 for the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society. The program will be at 7 p.m. in the second floor conference room at KSB Hospital. Duane will share information about early attempts to cross the country by overland routes that went through Dixon and paralleled the Lincoln Highway.
The conference room is handicapped accessible and there will be staff in the lobby to direct you if needed. Refreshments will be served and there is no fee. The public is welcome. For further information, call 815/284-1134 or stop by the library at 113 S. Hennepin Avenue in Dixon.